The recent decision to triple the fuel prices, which has caused sporadic protests across the country, was discussed on Saturday in a meeting of the Supreme Council of Economic Coordination.
Iranian Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri says ongoing protests over a spike in subsidized gasoline prices has been orchestrated from outside the country, warning that any disorderly conduct would face legal action.
The government of Hassan Rouhani is under huge pressure to leave the 2015 nuclear deal, says an Iranian parliamentarian, adding that the fate of the JCPOA now totally depends on the Europeans' behaviour.
Sporadic protests have erupted in various Iranian cities on Saturday one day after gasoline prices were tripled without any earlier announcement.
In a speech in Kazakhstan, Iran’s foreign minister has warned of a return to a win-lose approach in Iran-West relations and spoke of the possibility of defeat for all sides involved in the nuclear deal.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is a friend of the people of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and all other regional countries.
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani says Tehran is by no means seeking to create an empire, stressing that Iran’s regional clout arises from the Islamic Republic’s influence on the hearts and minds.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran’s call for the annihilation of Israel has nothing to do with the Jewish people, but wants the elimination of the Zionist regime.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says Tehran is capable of raising the level of uranium enrichment capacity to over 20,000 SWU (Separative Work Unit) within only a month.
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the human rights resolution adopted by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly against the Islamic Republic of Iran reflects the hypocrisy of those behind it and therefore lacks legitimacy and credibility.